Comments: Inclusive Church welcomes GR

I hope Giles Fraser isn't assuming that the thousands of people who have signed the Inclusive Church petition are joining him in 'celebrating' or 'whole-heartedly welcoming' the consecration.

There are a lot of people who are working for an inclusive church who believe this wasn't the way to go about it and that in the long term more damage has been done than good.

Posted by Dave at Monday, 3 November 2003 at 2:35pm GMT

As I signed up to a declaration calling for the opening up of "the ministries of deacon, priest and bishop to those so called to serve by God, regardless of their sex, race or sexual orientation", I would say that it would be a fairly safe assumption that I whole-heartedly welcome the consecration.

Posted by Graham Ward at Tuesday, 4 November 2003 at 9:48am GMT

No, I don't believe it is a safe assumption that those who signed the declaration are all 'celebrating' this consecration.

I've posted some further thoughts here:

Posted by Dave at Tuesday, 4 November 2003 at 2:05pm GMT